Death Mother (Church Road Records) is the debut full-length from Sweden’s Blodet, and it arrives after the tragic death of their guitarist Rickie Paleski-Östland, who contributed to the writing of the album. In spite of the inevitably difficult process of getting the record finished, it is nevertheless described as “cathartic”, “mesmerising”, and “alluring” by the press release which also draws comparisons to Chelsea Wolfe, Cult of Luna, and Sonic Youth.
AFI (afireinside) performed at The Kia Forum in Inglewood, California last night, for a one-time full concert performance of their classic Sing The Sorrow album, The album is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2023. Direct support came from Jawbreaker, Chelsea Wolfe, and Choir Boy! Watch fan-filmed footage of the concert and special thanks to YouTuber Erynn Halvorsen for sharing all of their videos.
AFI (afireinside) has announced a one-time, full concert performance of their classic Sing The Sorrow album, live at the Kia Forum in LA, for its 20th anniversary in 2023. Direct support will come from Jawbreaker, Chelsea Wolfe, and Choir Boy! Tickets on sale at the link below with the pre-sale going live on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022.
Skin & Sorrow (Aqualamb) is the second full-length release from Cleveland, Ohio’s “heavy, low and witchy” duo Frayle. The band consists of multi-instrumentalist Sean Bilovecky and singer Gwyn Strang, who between them cite the influence both doom metal (Black Sabbath, Kyuss, Sleep) and avant-garde pop (Björk, Portishead). Frayle’s stated aim is to create “music for the night sky”.
Director Ti West just released his new horror movie X, which stars rapper Kid Cudi, Mia Goth, Jenny Ortega and Brittany Snow. X was released nationwide on March 18th, while the score was just released on the 25. The score of the movie was composed by Tyler Bates and Chelsea Wolfe. It’s also Wolfes first foray into film scoring. X takes place in 1979, where a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast finds themselves fighting for their lives. Chelsea Wolfe also contributed a proper song to the soundtrack with a cover of Arthur Field’s 1918 track “Oui Oui Marie.” Watch the video for it below.
Chelsea Wolfe will be hitting the road next month with Converge for their Bloodmoon I album project tour.
After the four-year gap since their last studio album, Massachusetts hardcore/metalcore act Converge return with something quite different. A collaborative effort, Bloodmoon: I (Epitaph Records) sees the band joining forces with Chelsea Wolfe, Ben Chisholm plus Cave In singer/guitarist Stephen Brodsky, the seven individuals all contributing to something a little out of their usual comfort zones.
Legendary band Converge has announced a special collaborative album Bloodmoon: I, due out November 19th on CD/Digital & on vinyl June 24th, 2022 via Deathwish Inc. The band has done many live performances of Blood Moon over they years featuring these guests (Chelsea Wolfe, Ben Chisholm, and Stephen Brodsky) at festivals such as Roadburn Festival, but this new album version will see a proper release. Stream the first single “Blood Moon” now.
Chelsea Wolfe is commemorating the two year anniversary of her brilliant album for the ages, Birth of Violence (read our review here), with two new singles and a new documentary. The songs are for purchase on her Bandcamp and streaming at all DSPs, via her label Sargent House. One song is a cover of Folk classic “Woodstock” by Joni Mitchell, a definite influence on Wolfe, and another track, “Green Altar.” Both songs were recorded during the birth of Violence sessions. The documentary will be released later today. Check out the tracks now!